Pathway To Rest: Pastor Ogbonna

Pathway To Rest: Pastor Ogbonna

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The Pathway to Rest was taught by Pastor Ogbonnaya Akpoke on the 21st of Febraury 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.

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Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

Jeremiah 6:16, KJV

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Psalm 46:10, KJV

For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.

Isaiah 30:15, KJV

And he tarried seven days, according to the set time that Samuel had appointed: but Samuel came not to Gilgal; and the people were scattered from him. And Saul said, Bring hither a burnt offering to me, and peace offerings. And he offered the burnt offering. 10 And it came to pass, that as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came; and Saul went out to meet him, that he might salute him. 11 And Samuel said, What hast thou done? And Saul said, Because I saw that the people were scattered from me, and that thou camest not within the days appointed, and that the Philistines gathered themselves together at Michmash; 12 Therefore said I, The Philistines will come down now upon me to Gilgal, and I have not made supplication unto the Lord: I forced myself therefore, and offered a burnt offering. 13 And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever.

1 Samuel 13:8-13, KJV

20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:20-23, KJV
  • If you desire results there is a path you must walk-in.


  • STAND: don’t be hasty in going in any direction.
  • Be still! you are not meant to take rash decisions when we are faced with many options; we are to remain still until comes to pass in our lives.
  • We must learn to stand still and hear.
  • The voice of God brings confidence manifestation..
  • SEE AND ASK: If we don’t see and hear we will have died.
  • We must pay attention. It takes deliberateness to hear and to see.
  • It’s only when you see that you’ll know where to go if not we will make a mistake
  • WALK THEREIN: If you are not careful to walk therein you won’t get results. it is not your duty that you are blessed.
  • What are you doing with want you’ve heard and seen?
  • The blessedness is not in the hearing and seeing, but in his doing
  • If you’ve been waiting and God hasn’t said anything, it means its not yet time
  • God’s rest is in stillness/quietness get anything in life if your soul is too busy and not at rest.
  • Productivity comes from the rest.
Exhortation: The Heart – 17th February 2021

Exhortation: The Heart – 17th February 2021

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The Exhortation on the Heart was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 17th of February 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.

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17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me.

1 Samuel 16:7, KJV

33 Of Zebulun, such as went forth to battle, expert in war, with all instruments of war, fifty thousand, which could keep rank: they were not of double heart.

1 Chronicles 12:33 KJV
  • What you are becoming hinges on the heart.
  • Your heart must be right with God and with man(pastor).
  • All the God-head is about his alignment loyalty-God the father, God the Son, and God the holy spirit knitted in unity.
  • The moon doesn’t shine on this own all its need to do is to position it’s self, align with the son.
Finding And Keeping The Love Of Your Life

Finding And Keeping The Love Of Your Life

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Finding and Keeping The Love Of Your Life was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 14th ofFebruary 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.

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  • A person who doesn’t know God cannot celebrate love.
  • Sometimes on arriving at God’s plan for your life, you will often face rejection.
  • The devil studies you and packages attack that suit your weaknesses. Some rejections are redirection. Not every rejection is negative.


  • There is a time to get into a relationship and there is a time to refrain from relationships.
  • If you miss God’s timing, the opportunity will be lost.
  • Don’t look at fellow human beings and conclude their future because of what you see.
  • Place a demand on what you want from God by setting goals and making plans.

2) THE PRINCIPLE OF DEATH:Gen 2:21, pslm 46;10.

  • Nobody gets a good marriage by being alive, you have to die. If you are not ready to die, don’t go into a relationship.
  • Nobody can outsmart God. There is a stillness that God requires from us so that he can do what only him can do in our life. John 12:24
  • We must submit ourselves totally to God.
  • That how we die to self.
  • There is a revelation of times and season and until rely on the Holy Spirit we won’t be fulfilled.
  • There is an anointing called ON-TIME. Find out your own timetable in God and stay there.
  • When God tells you something it’s a message of preparation, not performance. It’s not in your place to help God fulfill prophesies, dreams, or visions.
  • Allow God time prevail. Cooperate with God’s will for your life.
  • You don’t get a spouse by sampling, you get a spouse by the leadership of the Holy Spirit.
  • Marriage requires time. It’s a selfless life; it’s a sacrifice on both ends.
  • In stillness you find direction.


  • The person you want to marry must be attracted to you and you must be attracted as well.There must be ATTRACTION on both ends.
  • There is physical attraction and there’s inner attraction.
  • Love the person behind the figures and all.
  • Marriage is a place of focus.
  • God is not an author of confusion; He won’t give you someone you not attracted to. Trust His perfect best.
Exhortation: The Heart – 17th February 2021

The Blessing And Sacrifice Of FirstFruits

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This message on firstfruits was taught on the 7th of February 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.

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16 Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee. 17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. 18 And Noah went forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him: 19 Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark. 20 And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. 22 While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Genesis 8:16-22, KJV

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

Proverbs 3:9, KJV

30 And the first of all the firstfruits of all things, and every oblation of all, of every sort of your oblations, shall be the priest’s: ye shall also give unto the priest the first of your dough, that he may cause the blessing to rest in thine house.

Ezekiel 44:30, KJV
  • Things that have to do with money are spiritual. Money is spiritual. Every man whether African, Asian, European, etc is spiritual… They obey something.
  • Altars are places where the realm of the spirit has control over the physical
  • Altars are places where of spiritual authorization.


1. The blessing of exemption.

  • You are set apart from every other person; the things that affect them, problems, crisis etc. when you give firstfruits
  • It enlists the involvement of God.
  • You need the involvement of God in every sphere of your life.
  • No one can predict the next change in the economy, environment and all – When God is involved, He makes His power available to you. When God’s power I released you will make profits, you will make heavenly decisions.

2. The blessing of honour. Num 27:20,1Sam2:30

  • Honour is supernatural recognition it makes a man noticeable. Honour is appreciation and celebration. Honour creates a supernatural influence around the person. When God honour you, kings will bow to you.
  • Firstfruits cause the blessing rests upon your house
  • My own will come to me. My blessings cannot hang. Amos 9:13
  • The things of the spirit is not creative but obedience…
Exhortation: The Heart – 17th February 2021

Exhortation: The Heart – 7th of February 2021

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Exhortation on the Heart was taught by Rev. Dunamis Okunowo on the 7th of February 2021 at Shouts of Grace Center, Joke Plaza, Beside Trans Amusement Park, Bodija-UI Road, Ibadan.

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And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Genesis 11:4-6, KJV

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

Genesis 6:5-8, KJV

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Amos 3:3, KJV

And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.

1 Chronicles 28:9, KJV

23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

Jeremiah 7:23, KJV
  • Once the devil wants to destroy people’s lives he scatters the unity-the devil fights the church, organization, families, relationships because of the language of unity.
  • Between the pastor and the pastored, there must be a meeting (Agreement) in the heart.
  • The heart is the basis for unity; if the heart is right, actions are right, but if the heart is in a bad state the actions will show it.
  • People can be having sex, but not be one at heart that is why some married couples live together but are far apart in their hearts.